15 day cruise of China
Take the slow boat to China - Savour the rich history and amazing landscapes of the world’s most fascinating country – and travel in unrivalled comfort with Viking River Cruises and British Airways.
There is no other place on earth quite like China. Impossibly huge and fascinatingly diverse, it offers travellers a unique glimpse into a 5,000- year-old past, a dynamic present and an undeniably exciting future.
Viking Emerald – your home from home
A country where ancient temples and palaces share the skyline with high-rises straight from the scenes of a sci-fi movie. Where you can stare into the faces of a 6,000-strong army of Terracotta Warriors and walk along the world’s most famous wall. Where you can visit a Forbidden City and remember the unadulterated joy of staring out across a perfectly silent, natural landscape, untouched by time.
British Airways Flight
Start your Viking River Cruises holiday with British Airways and you’ll arrive relaxed, refreshed and raring to go
On a Viking river cruise we will show you the most iconic cities, introduce you to the most dramatic landscapes and immerse you in glorious history and traditions. Our guided excursions and enriching on-board talks and demonstrations will take you beyond the sights to give you a greater understanding of this magnificent nation.
Flying in Style - and comfort
When you choose to travel with Viking you know you’re in good company. So it stands to reason that Viking choose flight partners who not only respect their values and high standards, but who share them, too. And that’s where British Airways comes in. As Viking River Cruises’ preferred partner, British Airways offers a superior scheduled airline service. Enjoy the comfort of contoured leather seats with generous leg room, complimentary drinks and snacks on every flight, along with complimentary newspapers on most. And a generous allowance of two hand bags and a checked bag means you’ll have plenty of space for everything you want to bring with you. So just sit back and look forward to the journey ahead.
15-day Imperial Jewels of China journey includes:
7 days on board Viking Emerald in a Veranda Stateroom.
Return travel from the UK with BA.
2 nights’ hotel stay in Shanghai (Westin, Ritz-Carlton Portman or Jing An Shangri-La); 2 nights in Xian (Hilton or Crowne Plaza); 3 nights in Beijing (Kerry, Regent Beijing, Ritz-Carlton or similar).
11 guided tours with audio headset.
All meals, including 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 12 dinners, featuring regional specialities with select meals at local restaurants, plus Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner.
Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board.
Visits to 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Internal flights and all port charges.
Culture Curriculum including Hubei Bells recital; lectures on the Yangtze, Three Gorges Dam & current affairs; Chinese Tea Ceremony. You can also learn a few Chinese words and hone your skills at mahjong and tai chi.
For your chance to win, answer this question:
What is the capital of China?
*The holiday must be taken in February or March 2017, subject to availability.
To enter this competition, you must be: (a) UK resident; and (b) 18 years old or over
No purchase necessary.
The prize includes return World Traveller Plus flights from London with British Airways; 7 days full-board accommodation aboard Viking Emerald; 2 night hotel stay in Shanghai, 2 nights hotel stay in Xian, and 3 nights hotel stay in Beijing; 11 guided tours; all meals as stated in the itinerary; all port and airport taxes; all overseas transfers.
The holiday must be taken in February or March 2017, subject to availability. Validity of the prize cannot be extended. If the prize winner cannot take the holiday in February or March 2017, no alternative dates will be offers, and the prize cannot be exchanged for cash.
Competitions are not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of Viking River Cruises Ltd or any subsidiary of Viking River Cruises Ltd, or British Airways Plc, or of World of Cruising and its subsidiary companies.
The prize offered is for two people sharing a Veranda Stateroom. Stateroom grade is at the discretion of Viking Cruises.
The prize winner must have a valid Chinese visa to travel on the holiday. The cost of this is included in the prize and this can be arranged through Viking Cruises. Please note that the cost and process to obtain a Chinese visa can change at any time.
Prize Winner and companions are responsible for their own transportation to and from the London airport.
Travel insurance and gratuities are not included.
Prize Winner and companions are responsible for paying the single supplements should they require separate rooms.
Any other expenses incurred during the period of the prize will be the responsibility of the prize winner and their companion.
No cash alternative will be offered and prizes are non-transferable.
Prize is non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
The prize winner will be responsible for ensuring they have a valid passport.
The Prize Winner will be responsible for supplying valid passports and, where necessary, for obtaining appropriate vaccinations and inoculations. It is strongly recommended that travellers take out adequate travel insurance.
Viking Cruises cannot be responsible for unforeseen cancellations of flights.
Viking cannot be responsible for the unforeseen cancellation of the holiday due to circumstances beyond our control.
The competition is open to residents of the UK and Northern Ireland, aged 18 and over.
Viking reserves the right to substitute and alternative cruise of a similar value due to any unforeseen circumstances.
The holiday is ABTA and ATOL protected.
Any personal information that you provide to World of Cruising will be treated in accordance with current UK Data Protection legislation, and will not be disclosed to a third party without your consent.
No purchase necessary.
The winner will be chosen completely at random.
The last day for competition entries is November 30, 2016
By entering the competition, the winner agrees to participate in such promotional activity and material as Viking River Cruises Ltd, British Airways Plc, and World of Cruising may require.
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World of Cruising reserves the right to amend these rules at any time. World of Cruising may also create rules which will apply to a specific competition only. If we do this we will publish the amended competition rules and/or specific competition rules on the relevant competition page.
The judge’s decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.